The Alliance of Albanians nominated doctor Arben Agoli as its candidate for Mayor of Debar, the position left vacant after the death of Mayor Ruzdi Lata from the DUI party.

This election, along with the elections in Ohrid and Novo Selo, will be held along with the presidential elections on April 21st and May 5th.

The SDSM elected Mayor of Ohrid Jovan Stojanovski also died in office, while Boro Stojcev in Novo Selo, also SDSM, was arrested for smuggling cigarettes to Bulgaria.

Ethnic Albanian parties are expected to strongly contest the vote in Debar, while SDSM and VMRO-DPMNE will compete for the seats in Ohrid and Novo Selo.